DNA and genealogy has been a hot topic in the news lately, and if you are wanting to learn more you might be interested in two free webinars coming up May 15th and 17th. Both are open to the public and start at 7pm MDT.
The DNA Special Interest Group of the Utah Genealogical Association is sponsoring, “Understanding DNA for Genealogy” featuring Jim Brewster of Family Tree DNA. To register go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8917770861999669762 The UGA DNA SIG holds monthly webinars which are generally available to members only, but several per year are open to the public so this is a great opportunity to join in. Archived versions of the DNA SIG webinars are available to UGA members.
The Virtual Chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association is sponsoring, “Welcome to the World of Genetic Genealogy” featuring Stephanie Saylor, a scientist who who will help you get started with the topic. To register go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3772418188305271297 Virtual Chapter webinars are held monthly and are always free and open to the public. Archived webinars are available to members only.
The ICAPGen blog is starting a new column entitled “ICAPGen Answers.” For this feature, we will be accepting questions from researchers everywhere, then our professionals holding the Accredited Genealogist® credential will take turns answering those questions in the form of blog posts here.
To Submit Your Question:
- Click on the “#ICAPGen Answers” link at the top of this blog (in the menu bar).
- In the message form that appears, give us a summary of the details about your research project and what questions you need answered.
- Be sure to let us know your specific question, or where/when/why you feel “stuck.”
Some details about this service:
- Note that we won’t do ancestor-specific research for you.
- The answer you receive will focus on research methods to help you solve your research question
- We will also ask our professionals who hold the Accredited Genealogist® credential for your ancestors’ specific geographic area to offer up some guidance regarding that area, however, so the resulting advice should hopefully point you to new resources or strategies you hadn’t considered previously.
- We will not discuss details about living persons in our blog posts (per our code of ethics), so while you may include them in your question to us if they are relevant to your research dilemma, we discuss them online.
We look forward to hearing from about your research efforts and how our Accredited Genealogist® professionals can share some of their expertise with you.